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Category: Gardening

Shari, Learning and Gardening

I have new people on my Facebook Friends and as usual I have to clear some things up. My wife has an issue that is funny and sad, so lets get this out in the open. See, If I tell people her issue, they ask me why it matters. If I don’t say anything, they […]

2017 What Were Planting

This is our Plant growing guide for 2017. Not counting the 5 varieties of Garlic, Onions and strawberries we started last year. No! We do NOT plant every seed. We do not need 25 Cherry tomato plants and 500 paste tomatoes. Also, we can get about “3 seasons” and keep our garden growing all summer […]

A Cheat that works

I love Oklahoma and the long growing season. However, sometimes it isn’t long enough or I want something earlier than what it normally grows. I love planting plants. The only issue is they may go into “Shock” for 2 weeks if you disturb the roots. And some plants can be downright suicidal if you try […]

Life, The Universe and Baker Creek

So Baker Creek didn’t give me the free complimentary Cabbage seeds this month. I think it’s because of the 2┬ákinds of cabbage that I ordered. The Chinese Pai Tsai looks like a good one. This is a fast growing cabbage so I should be able to get my midsummer crops in. The Early Jersey Wakefield […]

Baker Creek Catalog Thwarts Plans

So we are all set for this spring. We have our garden divided and ready to plant specific vegetables this year. We decided to cut way back on “Unusual Fruits and Vegetables” for next year. The problem is we grow weird stuff and then literally gorge ourselves on food. Garden fruits and vegetables are like […]

Plant Hardiness Zone – Redux

There seems to be a major issue on “Plant Hardiness Zones”. People feel that they are written in stone instead of a general guideline. This is far from the truth, especially in what is called a “Micro Climate”. Heres part of an article from Wikipedia… Microclimates exist, for example, near bodies of water which may […]

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